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Old 01-06-2020, 05:31 PM
f.coli is offline
Join Date: Nov 2010
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Writing checks in the 21st century

In the 20th century, your bank issued checks drawn on your checking account, which you would write out to pay your bills and send to creditors through the Post Office. I know, they still do that today, but, back then, the checks had a pre-printed "19__" in the date field, so that you only had to add two digits to specify the year. Since 1/1/2000, I have yet to see blank checks with a pre-printed "20__" in the date field. Has anyone else? I'm not complaining about the extra work of writing "20" on every check, but I wonder why, after 20 years, they haven't started pre-printing the century for our convenience.


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